Plural Jaw Pairs, Angularly Oriented, For Common Work Patents (Class 269/104)
  • Patent number: 9768051
    Abstract: A wafer clamping apparatus, including a plurality of support pins under a wafer, the plurality of pins to support the wafer; and a side clamp at a lateral side of the wafer, the side clamp to directly contact a lateral side of the wafer to press the wafer, the side clamp to press the wafer in a first direction or a second direction, the first direction and the second direction being different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinglong Chen, Dali Liu, Sung-Ho Jang, Yong-Ho Lim
  • Patent number: 9734874
    Abstract: In the context of a hard disk drive (HDD), an adhesive leak channel structural feature is positioned in an area at which an electrical feed-through is adhered with an adhesive to an enclosure base, where the leak channel feature inhibits the leakage of gas through the adhesive. Embodiments include providing the leak channel feature on the base and/or on the feed-through. Embodiments may further include application of an electrodeposition coating to the base in an area at which the adhesive is in contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Seong-Hun Choe, Kimihiko Sudo, Yuta Onobu, Takehito Nagata, Hajime Eguchi, Kyosuke Yoshida, Naoshi Mizumoto
  • Patent number: 9321615
    Abstract: A panel hoist and components of various kits including components of a panel hoist are described herein. A panel hoist can be used to hold any of a variety of panels, such as a door attachable to a semi-tractor trailer, and to maneuver the panel for putting into a position for mounting the panel to a panel mounting point or for removing a panel disconnected from a panel mounting point. Various types of suction cups and supplemental panel holders can be used to hold the panel while the panel is moved or prepared for movement. A panel hoist can allow a single person to maneuver panels in various ways instead of having to rely on multiple people to maneuver the panel. Maneuvering the panel can include raising, lowering, or rotating the panel. Various panel hoist components can be configured as a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Greg W. Shaw, William Kreiner
  • Publication number: 20140158750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vibration dampening device (1) for the manufacture by rotational friction welding of a turbomachine rotor, said rotor comprising at least one first disc (2a) and a second disc (2b) each comprising a hub (3a, 3b) having an internal surface (4a, 4b), with the device (1) comprising at least one first clamping device (10a) configured to be positioned coaxially to the hub (3a) of the first disc (2a), comprising a pair of radially opposite jaws (11a) suited to come into contact with the internal surface (4a) of said hub (3a) of the first disc (2a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventor: Jean-Luc BOUR
  • Patent number: 8733747
    Abstract: An installation system for attaching a transparent pane to a frame includes at least one support tool having a base member and a support member. The support member is operably coupled to the base member, and the support member is operable to support the pane in a fixed position relative to the frame. The support tool also includes a magnet that is fixed to at least one of the base member and the support member for magnetically and removably attaching the at least one support tool to the frame. A method of attaching the pane to the frame is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Harry J. Glikis, Cheryl A. Discher, Renee G. Dicicco, Deborah L Froehlich, Giurgevca Palincas, Keith Windmill
  • Publication number: 20140054835
    Abstract: A main machine vise has a second auxiliary vise having independently movable clamping jaws attached to it with the auxiliary vise set to one side of the main machine vise and above a supporting surface of a machine tool table on which the main machine vise is mounted. The auxiliary vise has a movable jaw that moves in a plane generally perpendicular to the tool table on which it is mounted, while the main machine vise has a movable jaw that moves in a plane parallel to the tool table or surface on which it is mounted. The auxiliary vise is mounted on a bracket that offsets the clamping jaws of the auxiliary vise from the main machine vise so that work pieces can be independently clamped in each of the vises. The auxiliary vise includes a vibration reducing stabilizer for attaching to the tool table or support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8651470
    Abstract: A clamp mechanism for a workpiece having an oblique surface is provided. The clamp mechanism includes a base, a fixing member, and a locking assembly. The base includes a main body, a pivot shaft, and two holding portions on the main body which are away from the pivot shaft, and each holding portion defines a curved sliding slit extending around the pivot shaft. The locking assembly includes a locking member and an engaging member engaging with the locking member. The locking member passes through and slides along the sliding slits of the holding portions of the base. One end of the fixing member is rotatably connected to the base, and the locking member passes through the other end of the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., LTD, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., LTD
    Inventor: Dong-Wei Gao
  • Patent number: 8419001
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a jig for holding a silicon wafer, which are applied to the production of the silicon wafer having {110} or {100} plane as its principal surface, in which the silicon wafer is held while a silicon wafer holding positions are properly defined at wafer edge regions relative to the reference direction as being from the center of the silicon wafer toward <110> in crystal orientation in parallel to the wafer surface. In handling the silicon wafer, generation of contact scratches is suppressed as little as possible, and a fracture which is caused by development of the crack initiating from easily generated contact scratches can be prevented in the silicon wafer, particularly in the silicon wafer having {110} plane as its principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sumco Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ono, Yumi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20120228815
    Abstract: A case clamp is used to properly align two or more cabinet sides and/or gable ends, such as those of European-style cabinet units. The clamp comprises a frame with an upper jaw, a lower jaw, and an alignment wall connected to the upper and lower jaws. The clamp further includes an upper engagement member associated with the upper jaw for movement in a first direction and a side engagement member associated with the lower jaw for movement in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction. Corners of the workpieces are placed adjacent to each other and the clamp is applied to the corners. The engagement members are advanced to press the corners into alignment with each other. A surface of the clamp frame also provides an alignment function, resulting in three-dimensional alignment of the workpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: James J. Gurule
  • Publication number: 20120222956
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally comprise a method and apparatus for preparing and bonding a cylindrical sputtering target tube to a backing tube to form a rotary target assembly. In one embodiment, a cylindrical target assembly includes bonding material that has a cylindrical surface and is substantially concentric to the backing tube. In one embodiment, a method for forming a cylindrical target assembly includes filling a gap defined between sputtering target tubes with a spacer. The method also includes removing the spacer after the sputtering target tubes are bonded to a backing tube. In one embodiment, an apparatus for fabricating a cylindrical target assembly comprises of a support tube, two end fittings, and a plurality of clamp elements operable to clamp the support tube between the two end fittings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Aki Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8234771
    Abstract: The invention provides an enhanced method and system for machining an array of components. A holding mechanism is provided for holding an array of components in a machining process. The holding mechanism comprises: a rigid base plate and at least one support for holding a raw material while machining, one end of each support being coupled to the rigid base plate. The holding mechanism is further provided with a secure plate movably coupled to the rigid base plate. The secure plate is provided with one or more holding parts such as double-sided tape or guiding pins for holding the raw material. The secure plate can be elevated to hold the raw material during a machining operation such as peripheral machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Asghar Ali Farooqui
  • Patent number: 7909315
    Abstract: A non-power operated clamping apparatus is disclosed which is made up of a top section, middle section, and bottom section. There are first direction clamps located on the left side and right side of the middle section and the bottom section is positioned within the first direction clamps and the sides of the middle section. There are second direction clamps between the bottom section and middle section and between the top section and middle section. The workpiece, comprising members of wood glued edge-to-edge, is placed between the top section and middle section and subjected to a first direction compressive force and a second direction compressive force perpendicular to the first direction compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas C. Hill
  • Publication number: 20100025909
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a jig for holding a silicon wafer, which are applied to the production of the silicon wafer having {110} or {100} plane as its principal surface, in which the silicon wafer is held while a silicon wafer holding positions are properly defined at wafer edge regions relative to the reference direction as being from the center of the silicon wafer toward <110> in crystal orientation in parallel to the wafer surface. In handling the silicon wafer, generation of contact scratches is suppressed as little as possible, and a fracture which is caused by development of the crack initiating from easily generated contact scratches can be prevented in the silicon wafer, particularly in the silicon wafer having {110} plane as its principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ono, Yumi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20090036281
    Abstract: There is provided a support assembly and method for supporting a work piece in a milling process comprising an anchor portion for securing to a work surface; a locating portion operable to nest with the anchor portion; and a tubular support member, the tubular support member operable to nest with the locating portion, the tubular support member having opposed support surfaces for supporting a work piece on the work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: QUICKMILL INC.
    Inventor: David C. Piggott
  • Publication number: 20080230971
    Abstract: The invention provides an enhanced method and system for machining an array of components. A holding mechanism is provided for holding an array of components in a machining process. The holding mechanism comprises: a rigid base plate and at least one support for holding a raw material while machining, one end of each support being coupled to the rigid base plate. The holding mechanism is further provided with a secure plate movably coupled to the rigid base plate. The secure plate is provided with one or more holding parts such as double-sided tape or guiding pins for holding the raw material. The secure plate can be elevated to hold the raw material during a machining operation such as peripheral machining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Asghar Ali Farooqui
  • Publication number: 20080106017
    Abstract: Part holding device for holding a part (1) while it is being machined, having: a resting surface (2), one or several mobile flanges (5) for pinning said part against the resting surface when the flanges rest against the upper side of said part, the flanges being capable of being raised when the part (1) is inserted and extracted, one or several mobile jaws (3, 30) in a plane (X-Y) parallel to said resting surface in order to hold at least one portion (11) of said part by its lateral sides (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Michel Yerly
  • Patent number: 7100353
    Abstract: A portable disassembly tool is provided to disassemble a track link assembly from a machine by removing opposed track links from the track link assembly. The portable disassembly tool includes first and second members that are tightly secured to the track link to be removed by a plurality of fasteners. The second member has clearance holes therein to freely receive the ends of the associated track pin assemblies. A third member having spacer members extending therefrom is disposed adjacent to the second member with the spacer members extending into the respective clearance holes into contact with the ends of the track pin assemblies and secured to the second member by a second plurality of fasteners. By alternately tightening the plurality of fasteners, the track link is pulled from the associated track pin assemblies. During the removal of the track link, binding in any direction is overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Roy L. Maguire
  • Patent number: 7073784
    Abstract: The invention concerns a structure for maintaining a body part, the structure consisting of assembled frame members, at least one of the frame members being a tubular beam (1) provided on the outside with at least a groove (7) extending longitudinally. The invention also concerns a template for drilling said beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: ABB MC
    Inventors: Daniel Demit, Francois Malatier
  • Patent number: 7015066
    Abstract: A method of making a microelectronic assembly buying restraining a substrate in a fixture at room temperature, placing a flip chip on the substrate so that conductive bumps on the flip chip are aligned with contact pads on the substrate, heating the flip chip, the substrate and the fixture to reflow the conductive bumps on the flip chip, cooling the flip chip, substrate and fixture to solidify the conductive bumps and to mount the flip chip to the substrate, depositing an underfill between the flip chip and the substrate, curing the underfill by heating the flip chip, substrate, underfill and fixture to an elevated temperature, and removing the flip chip mounted substrate from the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei-Haw Tsao, Chender Huang, Jones Wang, Ken Chen
  • Patent number: 6951096
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable machine for assembling a track for a track type work machine. A positioning block is provided for alignment of a pair of track pins that are to receive an outer track joint. A portable assembly tool having a pair of contact tools is adapted to receive a pair of outer track joints. The assembly tool is positioned over the positioning block and a hydraulic ram is extended to press each of the outer track links onto the track pins. The present invention is used with track assemblies that do not require master links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Roy L. Maguire, James A. Huenefeld, Darryl J. Brincks
  • Publication number: 20040245022
    Abstract: A bit body formed of a mixture of matrix material and superabrasive powder and including pockets lined with superabrasive-free matrix material, and a method for forming the same, are provided. The pockets are shaped to receive cutting elements therein. The superabrasive-free matrix material enhances braze strength when a cutting element is brazed to surfaces of the pocket. The method for forming the drill bit body includes providing a mold and displacements. The displacements are coated with a mixture of superabrasive free matrix-material and an organic binder. The mold is packed with a mixture of matrix material and superabrasive powder and the arrangement heated to form a solid drill bit body. When the solid bit body is removed from the mold, pockets are formed by the displacements in the bit body and are lined with the layer of superabrasive-free matrix material. The superabrasive material may be diamond, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride, SiC or TiB2 in exemplary embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Saul N. Izaguirre, Thomas W. Oldham, Kumar T. Kembaiyan, Gary R. Chunn, Anthony Griffo, Robert Denton, Brian White
  • Publication number: 20040074587
    Abstract: Ready-made technical process for manufacturing fiber-reinforced plastic building components that envisions the use of a link and optionally of a flange and/or a base using textile blanks (10) as starting material, and, initially, at least two layers of the textile blanks are positioned vis-à-vis one another, clamped in and undergo a first sewing-up process, and a preform is fashioned featuring the architecture of the product that is to be manufactured, and subsequently the preform is infiltrated with resin in order to realize the plastic building component, as well as of a tension module for realizing a flange on a textile preform and a sewing material holder that receives a textile preform in order to implement the referred to steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Koerwien, Ernst-Joachim Bauer, Juergen Filsinger
  • Patent number: 6595401
    Abstract: A tool for holding a blade blank (1) comprises a frame (13) in which a control system using clamping jaws (18, 19) and lifters (30, 34, 35) grips the blade and holds it in position vertically on two supporting faces (22, 23), while the blade has been laid on three lateral faces (41, 42, 43). The blade is thus simultaneously held in a precise position and gripped sufficiently tightly, with a single control main mechanism. The mounting of the blade is thus greatly simplified and it may be subjected without further precaution to a manufacturing operation such as welding by friction to a rotor disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Snecma-Moteurs
    Inventors: André-Claude-Félix Collot, Jean-Pierre Ferte
  • Patent number: 6176479
    Abstract: A clamping device for allowing the user to easily attach two objects together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Charles A. Hicklin
  • Patent number: 6024348
    Abstract: A stand for supporting an automobile body panel having a peripheral edge for inspection and repair comprises two sets of clamping members secured on opposite ends of two clamping assemblies which are pivotally mounted to the top of a vertically oriented telescoping support assembly. Each clamping member include a clamp pad having a groove formed therein and adapted to receive a peripheral edge of the automobile body panel to support the panel during inspection and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: It's Dents or Us, Inc.
    Inventors: George Ventura, James D. Jenkins, Winford D. McClain
  • Patent number: 5711195
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus for machining large diameter, thin-walled steel rings to precise tolerances. A ring of metal stock is placed within the jaws of a group of screw-type clamps located on a flat lathe faceplate. The clamps are evenly spaced around the ring of metal stock and each contains one or more pairs of opposing screws. The clamp screws are slowly advanced until the screws gently touch the inner surface and outer surface of the metal stock ring. The opposing screws are then gradually tightened until the ring of metal stock is locked in place. The equal and opposite forces exerted by the opposing screws hold the metal stock rigidly in place without inducing mechanical stresses in the ring that would otherwise warp the ring while it was mounted on the lathe faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1998
    Inventor: Robert Koelling
  • Patent number: 5697601
    Abstract: A two-way dual action clamp for accurately clamping together from directions at right angles to each other, two or more workpieces. The clamps are particularly useful in clamping the stiles of the face frames of cabinet units which are to be joined together during installation. Each clamp has two jaws, one L-shaped and one I-shaped which, when assembled together, form a U-shape. The jaws are manipulated by a hand operating screw so as to clamp together workpieces such as frame face stiles from opposite sides. A second hand operating screw carries a pressure plate and extends transversely through a threaded opening in the bite portion of the U-shape assembly. The pressure plate acts to clamp workpieces in a front-to-rear direction which are clamped in a side-to-side direction. If desired one of the jaws can be provided with a drill guide so that a hole for a screw can be accurately drilled in stiles or other workpieces that are clamped together and a screw installed while a clamp or clamps remain(s) in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1997
    Assignee: Adjustable Clamp
    Inventor: James J. Gurule
  • Patent number: 5085557
    Abstract: A roll-over device includes a roll-over frame which pivots about a horizontal axis and includes a counterweight mounted at the end of a counterweight beam, a support plate and a plurality of roller sections, each with a plurality of standard conveyer rollers. Each roller sections is spring-mounted on the support plate. A pair of part clamping mechanisms are mounted on the support plate. Each part clamping mechanism includes a pair of pneumatic cylinders which are bolted to the support plate. The cylinder rods are attached to opposite ends of a clamp bar. Upon actuation of the clamping mechanism the part to be clamped moves the roller sections towards the support plate until the part engages an abutment member which projects from the support plate so that most of the clamping force is absorbed by the abutment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Sarkis A. Koltookian
  • Patent number: 4843726
    Abstract: A stud alignment and positioning tool is set forth wherein a plurality of rigid jaws are securable to a series of wall studs by use of temporary securement means such as nails and the like. The rigid jaws are integrally secured to rigid interconnection members formed of angularly oriented planar portions. The integral connection of the rigid jaws to the interconnection members are at acute angles to one another to enable the instant invention to triangulate between framing portions of a studded wall developing rigidity and strength in the alignment and temporary securement of the studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: James E. Ward
  • Patent number: 4770400
    Abstract: This invention is related to wood working, more specifically to repairing wooden and or other materials that have round or oval shapes, that have separated at old glue joints, or that have splintered or split. This invention will preferrably be used in conjunction with one-half or three-quarter inch pipe clamps and/or bar clamps, giving multiple clamping pressure points around any size circumference table top, desk top or any other object, circular or oblong. By using this invention, the object to be repaired can be subjected to the constant pressure needed around it's circumference to insure that a proper permanent bond forms between the separated or damaged pieces of wood or other related materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1988
    Inventor: William Questel
  • Patent number: 4648585
    Abstract: A vise structure has a control handle cooperating with a two-part guide rod means, including respective inner and outer rods mounted telescopically relative to each other. The handle is rotatably supported on the frame and has a limited longitudinal movement thereon. In one longitudinal position, the handle is coupled only to the inner rod for rotation in unison; and the inner rod is linked to a pair of pivotably-mounted vise jaws arranged to move towards and away from each other transversely of the vise structure. In a second position of the handle, both the inner and outer rods are rotated for movement of the pivotably-mounted vise jaws and, respectively, for longitudinal movement of a transversely-arranged elongated vise jaw from one end of the structure to its other end. In a third position of the handle, only the outer end is rotated for movement of only the elongated vise jaw. The vise structure is adapted for a work bench and is arranged to clamp various irregularly-shaped work pieces therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 4527785
    Abstract: For use in a milling or like machine, a fixture is provided to hold a part to be machined, the fixture including portions to clamp the part against relative shifting motion. A mount for the fixture includes components movable in tilting and vertical senses whereby a previously machined surface on a held part may be brought into mating contact with a reference surface in the machine thereby locating the part for a succeeding machine operation. A single means is operable to lock the components in a set position of adjustment. The part is firmly held in an unstressed condition for precise performance of the succeeding machine operation thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: United Aircraft Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaughn Kearns
  • Patent number: 4507835
    Abstract: A jig is provided including a base for support from the base plate of a hydraulic press over which a downwardly extendible ram is mounted. The jig includes a pair of upstanding supports spaced horizontally apart and with at least one of the upstanding supports mounted from the base for shifting toward and away from the other upstanding support. A first of the supports includes a mount supported therefrom for angular displacement about a horizontal axis extending transversely of a plane containing the upstanding supports and a provided with mounting shank portion generally paralleling and swingable in the aforementioned plane when the mount is angularly displaced about its axis of oscillation. The second of the upstanding support mounts a cradle assembly therefrom for adjustable positioning vertically therealong and for oscillation about a horizontal axis paralleling the first mentioned axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Inventor: Robert L. Nankervis
  • Patent number: 4438912
    Abstract: A swivelling device for supporting a large-size part in the form of a spherical dome, including a supporting structure (1) in the form of a truncated pyramid contriving at least five bearing surfaces one of which corresponds with the small base of the truncated pyramid and the others with its side faces. A crown (12) for support and attachment of the spherical dome (18) is connected to the supporting structure (1) by way of a connecting structure (10-11). The axis of the truncated pyramid coincides with the axis of the crown (12) and the spherical dome (18) is placed on the crown (12) with its axis along this common direction. Different orientations of the dome (18) may be obtained by resting the device upon the different bearing surfaces of the structure (1). The device is useful in particular for the support of domed ends of pressurized-water nuclear reactor vessels upon which work of welding or building up is being carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Framatome
    Inventor: Georges Gillot
  • Patent number: 4373410
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for manufacturing polycrystalline diamond stud assemblies for a drill bit. The stud assembly is cylindrical in form and has a truncation at one marginal end thereof. The truncated end includes a shelf which forms a land positioned perpendicular to a back to provide a seat for the polycrystalline diamond cutter element. The land and back lie in perpendicular planes which intersect the longitudinal axial centerline of the stud. The cutter element is semicircular in form and represents a cylinder or wafer which has been bisected by cutting so that the diameter of the cylinder is received against the land while the rear face of the cutter element is received against the back. The cutter element is fabricated in a fixture having a cavity therein which receives the stud and element therewithin, and spaced abutment means so that one abutment means can be moved towards the other to place the elements of the stud assembly in compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1983
    Inventor: Kenneth Davis
  • Patent number: 4209166
    Abstract: A universal jack and work positioning mechanism comprises a support structure having a base with a jack shaft being vertically movable relative to the support structure for vertical positioning of the work piece to be supported by the mechanism. An upwardly diverging cradle is connected to the shaft and is positioned to receive and provide primary support for a conduit work piece. A plurality of leveling arms extend from the lower portion of the cradle and orient various bottom and side positioning leveling screws in such manner that the tubular work piece is engaged at its bottom and side portions and is accurately positionable through manipulation of the leveling adjustment elements. A pivotal orienting element is supported by one of the leveling arms and is so manipulatable as to position a universal orientable adjustment element to various selective positions thus allowing adaptability of the mechanism for support and adjustment of different kinds of tubular work pieces such as pipes, tee fittings, 45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Inventor: Adrian J. DeRouen
  • Patent number: 4096023
    Abstract: A support assembly including elongated upper and lower parallel plates. A plurality of column supports separate and interconnect the parallel plates. A clamping assembly is supported by the plates, the clamping assembly having vertical and horizontal pressure screw assemblies. A vertical pressure screw assembly is mounted upon the upper plate adjacent each end thereof, and a horizontal pressure screw assembly is mounted upon the lower plate at each end thereof. Both vertical and horizontal pressure screw assemblies project into the space between the upper and lower plates. An annular flexible platform is attached to the lower plate adjacent each end thereof, beneath each vertical pressure screw assembly, and projects into the space between the plates. Lenses, which are to be fixed together by adhesive means to form a combination lens, are received upon a flexible platform, aligned by action of a horizontal pressure screw assembly, and pressed together by action of a vertical pressure screw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Inventor: Carl F. Bivens
  • Patent number: 3977662
    Abstract: A furniture upholstery stand comprising coacting first and second support members each including a transversely extending member rotatably mounted thereon, first and second coacting sleeves slidably mounted on each transversely extending member, means adapted to secure furniture intermediate said coacting sleeves, and means adapted to balance the weight of the furniture on said stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Inventor: Herbert B. Cook
  • Patent number: RE35719
    Abstract: A holding device for vertically positioning a windshield or rear window so that it can be bonded into the frame of a motor vehicle. It has a holding part which can be inserted into a lower transverse part of the frame and a series of support steps transversely spaced from one another in a direction parallel to the transverse part of the frame and pivotally connected to the holding part so that they can individually and elastically pivot out to a holding position or be pressed into an out-of-the way position. The steps each have a support face, the faces being arranged in step wise fashion at an equal vertical distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: A. Raymond KG
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Lesser, Karl-Heinz Schweizer